View Full Version : engine starts then dies when warm, unless.....

06-03-2006, 09:17 PM
Starts up perfect first time of the day. After the engine is warmed up, it will start for a split second then die, unless I give it gas in neutral when starting.....then it will stay running and I can go back to idle with no problems. Any ideas what might cause this?

06-03-2006, 10:06 PM
If it has been awhile since you tuned your engine I would start with that. A fresh set of plugs (maybe even a new cap, rotor and ignition wires) should be part of your routine maintanence. Older boats need the carburetor adjusted periodically to keep the engine starting and idling smooth also.